Kathleen F. Evans, 77, of Red Hook, NY, passed away, peacefully, on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Northern Dutchess Hospital in Rhinebeck, NY.
She was born on February 22, 1943 in Brooklyn, New York and was the daughter of the late William and Virginia (Rosco) Ford.
Kathleen was married in NYC on July 15, 1961 to the love of her life, George G. Evans and they shared 59 years of love, devotion and companionship. Kathleen and her young family lived in Queens, NY until 1971 and then moved with George and their two daughters to Red Hook, NY, where she spent the rest of her years.
Kathleen dedicated her time to raising her two daughters, always providing them with an abundance of love and support. She later worked for Red Hook Central School District where she was a special education aide and took great satisfaction in supporting Red Hook's children. Her love and passion for children with special needs was recognized by many.
Kathleen adored animals, wildlife and the beauty of the Hudson Valley. She truly appreciated the people and the world around her. Her love of birds included years of maintaining her birdfeeders and admiring the beauty of these delicate creatures. She will be remembered for her very kind heart, special words and smile to all she met.
She is survived by her loving husband George Evans, her daughters, Deborah Evans Meddaugh of Dallas, TX and Christine Lottman (Brian) of Ladera Ranch, CA, her sisters, Virginia Fairbrother, of Arlington, VA, Judy Carmel and Lori Blais, of Fredericksburg, VA, her adored grandchildren, Courtney and Nicole Meddaugh, Evan and Emma Lottman, and her treasured nieces and their families.
Arrangements entrusted to Keyser Funeral & Cremation Servcie, Inc., PO Box 129, 216 Broadway, Port Ewen, NY 12466. A tribute for Kathleen may be found at www.KeyserFuneralService.com, where you may leave memories and expressions of sympathy for her family.
To support Kathleen's love for children with needs and in lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation in her loving memory, to the Student in Need Initiative, the Red Hook Education Foundation at https://www.redhookeducationfoundation.com/student-in-need-initiative-2/.
Dear Mr. Evans , Christine and Debbie,
Mrs. Evans was a huge part of my childhood. From sleepovers at your house with Christine to awesome Halloweens at your house, Mrs. Evan's was so welcoming and a second mom to me. My thoughts are with you all. Wonderful memories from a very special woman. Hugs and love. Heidi Rosenthal Cox
Dear George, Deborah and Christine, I remember the first time I met Kathy, it was 1972 and we had just moved up to Red Hook. Allison just started school, she was in the second grade and she came home one day and was so excited, she made a friend, her name was Christine. We made a play date. I took her over to the Evan's house and met you and we were friends from then on. We had good times, sad times, and happy times. I will miss you very much. Your friend forever Barbarann 😥
Kathy a/k/a Mrs. Evans, was a kind, giving and beautiful soul.
One of the memories I'd like to share is when I was a teenager the Evans' hired me to clean their house. But unlike most people that hire someone to clean their house, Mrs. Evans was right there with me cleaning and she would never have me clean something that she wouldn't clean. Whenever I saw a spider she would shout GEORGE, you need to get that spider, Princess Christine cannot go in that room with the spider in there...that always cracked me up. She also made sure I took breaks and that I sat down with them and ate lunch that she made.
She was one of a kind and I am so lucky that she was a part of my and my family's life, I will always cherish her.
George, Debbie and Christine, we are so very sorry for your loss. Sending you love, hugs and prayers. Love, Princess Christine, Randy and Emily
My Dearest Evan's family,
My sincere condolences,
I came across this poem last Wednesday afternoon and thought of Kathleen, ever so dear to our hearts.
I'd like the memory of me to be a happy one.
I'd like to leave an after glow of smiles when day is done.
I'd like to leave an echo whispering softly down the ways, of happy times and laughing times and bright and sunny days.
I'd like the tears of those who grieve, to dry before the sun
Of happy memories that I leave behind when day is done.
With love and hugs forever and ever,
Allison (Melinsky) Pulver
Kathy (“Mrs. Evans”) was a kind, giving and beautiful sole. One of my memories that I’d like to share is back in my teens I help her with Saturday cleaning. Unlike most people that hire someone to clean their house, she never expected me to do all the cleaning by myself. She was always right there working along with me, always made sure I took breaks and sat down and had lunch w her and Mr. Evans . And whenever I saw a spider she would call GEORGE and tell him to take care of the spider cuz Princess Christine wasn’t allowed to do it 😊 she was one of a kind💜.
George, Debbie and Christine, we are so sorry for your loss. Sending our love, hugs and prayers. Princess Christine, Randy & Emily
Absolutely beautiful! So touching and personal- aunt Kathy was such a beautiful, talented and loving person- I could never have asked for a more wonderful and inspiring aunt! She set the standard for all of us! So much love!!!
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